It’s one thing to captain a ship and crew along the coast under blue skies and over calm seas when everyone can see the port ahead. But it is quite another to head into a storm that no one saw coming and get tossed about. You don’t know how big the storm is or how long it will last … or whether you will survive.
National Hospital Week, held the second week of May, is usually a big celebration recognizing all of the healthcare workers in all departments for their hard work. This year looked a little different due to COVID-19, but thanks to some very generous Douglas businesses Memorial Hospital employees were treated to a special lunch as a gesture of appreciation.
Will a face covering protect you from COVID-19?
It can help, but face coverings aren’t really intended to protect the wearer. However, they can help limit exposure to others. According to CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, up to 25% of infected people may not show symptoms, and those that do show symptoms may be contagious up to 48 hours before symptoms start. Read our infographic below to learn more!
Thank you to our community for your support during this time. We are grateful to for those who have volunteered their time and talents in assisting our medical staff with the supply of personal protective equipment and given of their collective resources in sewing face masks.
New information about COVID-19 seems to be coming out by the minute these days. It’s important to stay up-to-date, especially with state and national rules and regulations being changed. But it’s equally important to make sure the information you’re getting (and sharing) is accurate. But how do you know what’s a myth or fact? Here are some common “facts” circulating that we want you to know…Fact or Myth?
As we all hunker down for the foreseeable future, our screens may be getting more of a workout than our muscles. And is there such a thing as too much television during the time of COVID-19 in our world? To help us all find a bit more balance in our new normal, we've pulled together some tips and ideas to keep our activity levels up and the screen times down!
COVID-19 is affecting so many aspects of our lives right now. Schools are closed, non-essential businesses have closed their doors and people are being told to stay home. Information is rapidly changing and it seems that’s all that exists on our news feeds.
With all the uncertainty everyone is experiencing, Memorial Hospital of Converse County is committed to raising suicide awareness and providing support and resources to prevent tragedies, including training employees and community members to recognize signs of potential suicides and to intervene to help those in need.
As parents and caregivers, we are bound to get questions about the COVID-19 spread from the youngest members of our families and community. Children are bound to pick up on what the adults around them are discussing and may have some different interpretations or even fears about what they have heard from others. While we want to address their concerns, we also want to make sure our children know just how important it is that they wash their hands and practice good health hygiene.
We have put together some tips, tricks, and ideas to help parents and caregivers work with the children in their care to help them learn and also understand why. If you have found some key ways to help, your child be sure to let us know in the comments on our Facebook page!